A 501(c)3 nonprofit working in partnership with Cayuhoga Valley National Park to connect people, food, and land.

Countryside Beginning Farmer Program

Connects beginning farmers with valuable resources through agricultural technical assistance, business support, farmlink, internship and apprenticeship opportunities.

Countryside Initiative

An innovative program that began in 1999 as a way to preserve and protect the rural landscape in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Countryside Farmers’ Market at Howe Meadow

We are ecstatic to be back in the scenic Cuyahoga Valley National Park, though the market looks and feels a lot different than in previous years. 

We have modified our operations significantly to adapt to COVID guidelines. We appreciate your understanding and adherence to our new requirements.


Gardening Tips

What is Biofumigation and why might you use it?

What is Biofumigation and why might you use it?

When I interviewed for my position at Countryside, Tracy Emrick (now my boss) showed me one of the greenhouses at Old Trail Farm and told me that many of the plants grown in it last year had disease issues. Even though it would be another month before I was officially...

Farmers’ Market Blog

The Green Bean Family Tree

The Green Bean Family Tree

Green beans may have originated in Peru, but they certainly didn’t stay hidden there! Today, green beans are the third most common home-grown vegetable in the United States, falling behind tomatoes and peppers. Whether they’ve been fresh, from a can, or frozen, it is...

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We are excited to announce opening day of Howe Meadow will be Saturday, June 27thWe will be sharing all the details of the adjustments we’ve made shortly.

Farmers’ Markets

Farmers’ Market at Howe Meadow

Saturdays • 9am – noon
June 27 – October 31

Farmers’ Market at Highland Square

Postponed. Opening day TBD.

Featured Recipe

Blazing Bean Burgers

Blazing Bean Burgers

It’s time to heat up those grills! If you choose not to eat meat, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the cookouts. Swap a traditional burger for this one!